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 Posted:   Dec 26, 2000 - 10:53 PM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Whenever I put this on in the car I end up playing the whole thing through twice, whether it be the same trip or over several trips. Now I know a lot of folks get all antsy when the Rosenman parts come up but I'm not one of 'em. The music worked fine in the film and to me it's merely a bonus if it works stand-alone style. Anyway, out of all the cues I invariably hit rewind at least twice after Horner's "Returning to Vulcan" and play it over, it's so hauntingly beautiful.

A few minutes ago I did this again. And even though the cue has Spock written all over it, all I could envision was DeForest Kelley. Damn. I miss old Bones. So what if he was never going to appear in another episode. It stinks.

 Posted:   Dec 27, 2000 - 12:10 AM   
 By:   Beatty   (Member)

Stinks that he died? Well, sure, but what are you gonna do? I miss him, too. Maybe there'll be a satisfactory avatar created of Bones before we also go where <fill in obligatory catch-phrase>.

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 Posted:   Dec 27, 2000 - 4:30 AM   
 By:   Neil S. Bulk   (Member)

I can listen to The Enterprise over and over again.


 Posted:   Dec 27, 2000 - 5:09 AM   
 By:   H. Rocco   (Member)

I miss old Bones too.

I've heard THE ASTRAL SYMPHONY (a library loaner), but see no point in owning it, since I have all the original albums it's sampled from anyway.

STAR TREK III was DeForest Kelley's biggest showpiece, as far as the features are concerned. I'll never forget him trying out the Vulcan neck pinch (without success!) and of course, the immortal line, "That green-blooded sonofabitch ... this is his revenge for all those arguments he lost!" He deserved an Oscar nomination as much for that one as Ricardo Montalban did for WRATH OF KHAN, but we know what those snotty Academy voters are like ...

 Posted:   Dec 27, 2000 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   Dan Hobgood   (Member)

I miss Kelley as much as anyone.... I have a friend that met him once and said that he was a swell guy--very down to earth.

Mr. L--you're right. Rosenman's work on IV was just great. Worked fine in the film. Good continuity and storytelling, too.">


 Posted:   Dec 27, 2000 - 8:04 AM   
 By:   Chris Kinsinger   (Member)

Howard, your "vibe" is at work once more.

Just this very evening at dinner, the topic of Star Trek arose, and Bonita & I lamented the passing of DeForest Kelley.

What a wonderful character his McCoy was.

I don't care what anybody says, the Original Cast of Star Trek will always be the most memorable.

Picard, Worf, Janeway...PFFFFT.

 Posted:   Dec 28, 2000 - 7:21 AM   
 By:   Josh "Swashbuckler" Gizelt   (Member)

Classic Trek:

Forget... forget...

I have been... and ever shall be... your friend.

Jim... your name is Jim.
[This message has been edited by Swashbuckler (edited 28 December 2000).]

 Posted:   Dec 30, 2000 - 12:56 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

I bought Astral Symphony a few years ago. I had gone a long time without getting it because there was not a single word on the CD package about the recordings themselves.

Was it from the original soundtracks, or who knows what? I remembered a James Bond LP I had once bought, "Themes From the Motion Picture Casino Royale," and it was mostly organ music. Luckily, I got it at the church rummage sale for a quarter, but I was still ticked off.

It's good that Astral Symphony is all OST, but they should have said that on the cover.

The big let-down in Astral Symphony, for me, was that it lacked the Mountain cue from ST-5, when Kirk is climbing El Cap after the titles. This was also omitted from "Symphonic Star Trek" (Erich Kunzel), and I ending up buying the ST-5 soundtrack as well.

So the trouble with these compilations is that they really don't save you from buying the score CD's, and you end up with a lot of duplication.

 Posted:   Dec 30, 2000 - 5:49 AM   
 By:   lars b   (Member)

Don't know if it's on Astral Symphony, but I've always been nuts about 'BATTLE IN THE MUTARA NEBULA', a great piece of action music.

 Posted:   Dec 30, 2000 - 6:28 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

It's there.

 Posted:   Dec 31, 2000 - 3:22 AM   
 By:   Logied   (Member)

Astral was the first true Star Trek compilation. The fact that three composers
are represented and the music fits together
so well shows how the music fills the minds
eye with movie memories. A movie compilation and not a composer compilation at its best.
"I,m a Doctor Jim, not a ___________."

 Posted:   Jan 2, 2001 - 9:13 AM   
 By:   Dutch   (Member)

Howard L, I have little or no interest in STAR TREK itself (not a sci fi buff), but I do own all the movie albums and ASTRAL SYMPHONY, which is nice, but as someone mentioned, is only cuts off the albums in no particular arrangement. I just bought THE ULTIMATE STAR TREK which is a nice companion to ASTRAL, as it contains additional TREK tracks from sources other than the movie scores. Check it out, as I think ASTRAL and ULTIMATE back a nice back-to-back pairing.

 Posted:   Jan 2, 2001 - 12:17 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Yeah, I think that as a cue specialist (vs. full soundtrack listener in general) the Astral Symphony is meant for someone like me. True, I have the LPs for TMP & Khan and if I had the others I could always make my own compilation tape. The Symphony producers simply did it for me, in this case, and did it better than I ever could, and for that I am grateful.

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2001 - 5:06 AM   
 By:   ZapBrannigan   (Member)

Originally posted by Howard L:
Yeah, I think that as a cue specialist (vs. full soundtrack listener in general)...

You tell 'em, Howard. I often feel like a second class citizen, when the "more serious" collectors post about listening to something like Goldsmith's Supergirl from start to finish. I listen to the parts I like.

There are scores I play in their entirety, such as Star Trek TMP, The Wrath of Khan, Carrie, Raise the Titanic, Goldfinger, Defending Your Life, and Best Years of Our Lives, among others.

But more often I want parts of scores. No matter how much you love the parts, it's okay not to sit through the whole.

NP: Star Trek: TMP

 Posted:   Jan 4, 2001 - 6:00 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

And just call me The Anti-Thor (underscored with appropriate choral cue courtesy of Mr. G).

 Posted:   Jan 9, 2001 - 8:17 AM   
 By:   Marian Schedenig   (Member)

Quick side note on Astral Symphony: I have by now seen three different releases of this album. I have the normal jewel case version titled Astral Symphony myself, but I've also seen it in one of those cheap Deluxe Packaging cases. And just today, I found a pile of discs entitled Best of Star Trek or something to that effect, with a completely different cover, but the same tracks as Astral Symphony. I wonder what's next.

NP: Music From Great Film Classics by Bernard Herrmann

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2016 - 7:53 PM   
 By:   henry   (Member)

I just bought this for BATTLE IN THE MUTARA NEBULA without the "wild" overlay from the FSM cd which I also have.

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2016 - 9:06 PM   
 By:   ScottyM   (Member)

Holy crap, this is an old thread.

That's all I've got...

 Posted:   Oct 8, 2016 - 9:18 PM   
 By:   Sigerson Holmes   (Member)

I just bought this for BATTLE IN THE MUTARA NEBULA without the "wild" overlay from the FSM cd which I also have.

Hmm, good tip Henry. I've never compared the two tracks. Something to do.

 Posted:   Oct 9, 2016 - 11:12 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

Holy crap, this is an old thread.

LOL before reading the reply that resurrected this thread I had to read the whole thing from the beginning for context purposes. Really not sure if I should be laughing or crying!

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